Hip-Hop Summit Heading To Atlanta

The Hip-Hop Summit

Action Network (HSAN) has announced that it will convene a Hip-Hop Summit on Financial

Empowerment at the Atlanta University Center later this month. Dubbed

the "Get Your Money Right" national tour, the summit will feature leading

Hip-Hop artists and music executives including Russell Simmons, Jermaine Dupri,

Ludacris, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Bobby Valentino, Remy Ma, Chingo Bling, Chaka

Zulu (Co-CEO OF DTP), Super Producer Bryan-Michael Cox, Def Jam head of A&R

Shakir Stewart, Roberta Shields, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and DJ Drama. The

purpose of the Financial Empowerment Hip-Hop Summit is to bring celebrities and

financial experts together to speak to students and community members about the

importance of financial literacy. Topics to be covered include the basics

of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores,

entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more. Established in 2001 by

Russell Simmons, HSAN is a non-profit coalition of artists, entertainment industry

executives, and community leaders who advocate positive social change through

hip-hop. HSAN was founded with a mission of raising the level of public

education and literacy, voter education, economic advancement and youth leadership

development. The Atlanta Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment will

be held at the Atlanta University Center on the Campus of Morris Brown College

on September 16, 2006 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.